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The Persian periodical Akhtar (Persian: اختر‎, meaning Star in English) was founded in 1876, following the suggestion of the Persian ambassador in Constantinople (now Istanbul) at that time, and was published until its discontinuation in 1896. Editor and director was Agha Mohammed Taher Tabrizi, the editor in chief Mirza Mehdi Tabrizi (1839-1907) was the founder of the Khorshid Publishing House in Constantinople and later the editor of Hekmat (1892-1912) in Cairo. Read more in Wikipedia